Light after the Dark
Two Poems. Two Ideas. One Author. Two of Emily Dickinson's poems, "Because I Could Not Stop For Death"(940-941)and "I Heard A Fly Buzz-When I Died ,"(941-942) are both about one of life's few certainties: death. However, that is where the similarities end. Although both poems were created less than a year apart by the same poet, their ideas about what lies after death differ. In one, there appears to
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poems in regards to life after death differ significantly. In one, "Because I Could not Stop for Death," the afterlife does exist, in the other, "I Heard a Fly Buzz- When I Died," it does not. It seems that Dickinson, too, questioned the question of whether or not there is an afterlife, and she herself, being so in touch with death, could not come to a solid conclusion. There is only one way to tell.